Spring 2021 Classes

Art History

Drawing/Sketching

Painting

Tapestry

 

Art History

SA01 Chinese Art History
Chris Fasolino, instructor
Paintings of mountain landscapes, bird-and-flower painting, and expressive calligraphy will be explored during this survey of Chinese art history. From the ancient terra cotta army to the miniature sculptures of the nineteenth century, this is an exciting survey of Chinese art.
Classes meet via Zoom March 15 – May 17, Mondays 12:30 – 2:30 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

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SA06 Poetry of Nature: The Hudson River School
Chris Fasolino, instructor
This course is designed to accompany the Museum’s current exhibition, The Hudson River School: Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society. The Hudson River School was about discovering inspiration from nature. Its painters portrayed spectacular landscapes with a combination of fine detail and monumental grandeur. Along with the Hudson River Valley, a variety of locations in the Northeast—including the Adirondacks, the Catskills, and the White Mountains—are featured in these landscape paintings. It will enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of the Museum’s exciting new exhibit.
Classes meet via Zoom March 16 – May 18, Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:30 am
$225 (Museum members $180)

 

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SA09 From Mount Fuji to Giverny– Japanese Art History and European Impressionism
Chris Fasolino, instructor
From the castles of the shoguns to the forest cottages of the tea masters, we will explore Japanese art history. We will also explore how Japanese art inspired Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and other European Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.
Classes meet via Zoom March 16 – May 18, Tuesdays 12:30 – 2:30 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

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SA12 Art History of Food and Wine
Chris Fasolino, instructor
Perfect for foodies and wine enthusiasts, as well as art lovers, this course looks at how food and wine have become part of art history. Banquet scenes and still life will be featured, and we will look at how great artists like Claude Monet enjoyed good food and wine.
Classes meet via Zoom March 16 – May 18, Tuesdays 3:00 – 5:00 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

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SA13 The Modern Woman: Female Perspectives on Art History from 1950-Present
Holly Harmon, instructor
Want to learn more about women artists in a fun forum? This discussion-based course will hone your ability to interpret and analyze modern art. Through our examination of artists traditionally excluded from the canon, we will explore and challenge preconceived notions of gender. Students will be able to discuss works of art, supporting their observations through close looking and visual analysis. Students will demonstrate understanding of introductory concepts of feminism and gender studies and an understanding of major movements in art history from 1950-present. Students will explore lesser known female artists.
Classes meet via Zoom April 20 – May 18, Tuesdays 3:00 – 5:00 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

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SA16 Food in Art
Lynn Berkowitz, instructor
This art history course explores still life, genre, and installation depictions of food through the modern lens and considers previous works of art that inspired them. Drawing on an array of artists and “isms” from museums near and far, we will follow the thread between art of the recent and their link to the past to appreciate the transitions. This course is a blended lecture and conversational format where student insights contribute to the learning for all.
Classes meet via Zoom March 17 – April 14, Wednesdays 12:30 – 2:30 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

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SA21 Artists, Naturalists, and Explorers in Florida
Chris Fasolino, instructor
This adventurous look at artists of nature in Florida during the 18th and 19th centuries highlights John James Audubon as well as his predecessors: Mark Catesby, William Bartram, and Alexander Wilson. These colorful characters were artists, explorers, and adventurers!
Classes meet via Zoom March 18 – May 20, Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30 am
$225 (Museum members $180)

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SA22 The Art History of Color
Chris Fasolino, instructor
Where do the colors come from? Have you ever wondered that as you were looking at a painting? The pigments used by artists have histories that are full of adventure and intrigue. In this course, we will travel around the world in search of the sources of colors used by artists.
Classes meet via Zoom March 18 – May 20, Thursdays 12:30 – 2:30 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

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SA26 Choose Your Own Art History Adventure
Holly Harmon, instructor
Join this lively discussion-based course that lets students navigate their own path through Modern Art. Each week, participants will choose the themes, artists, and works of art that we explore together. Want to learn about fan favorites? Or lesser-known artists? Students will be able to discuss works of art, supporting their observations through close looking and visual analysis. Students will demonstrate understanding of major art movements in the 20th century, and will explore a range of artists from pivotal figures to those often excluded from the traditional cannon. The choice is yours!
Classes meet via Zoom March 18 – May 20, Thursdays 3:00 – 5:00 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

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SA27 The Grand Tour: Part 2
Chris Fasolino, instructor
In The Grand Tour: Explore the Art History of Great Cities, we visited several important sites. In this NEW course will continue the theme of “The Grand Tour,” as we make virtual visits to ten additional destinations among the great cities of the world. The proposed itinerary is: Cairo, Corinth, Naples (and Pompeii), Barcelona, Dublin, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Vienna, Agra, and Tokyo. You need not have taken the first course to accompany us on this next adventure!
Classes meet via Zoom March 19 – May 21, Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 am
$225 (Museum members $180)

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SA28 Captains, Highlanders, and Victorians: English and Scottish Art History from the Restoration through the 19th Century
Chris Fasolino, instructor
The popular Georgian and Victorian periods are featured in this course. The colorful paintings of J.M.W. Turner, the swashbuckling portraits of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the beauty of Scottish landscapes, and the creativity of the Pre-Raphaelites will all be explored.
Classes meet via Zoom March 19 – May 21, Fridays 12:30 – 2:30 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

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SA30 The Eternal City: Art History of Rome
Chris Fasolino, instructor
“When the Colosseum falls, Rome shall fall; and when Rome falls, the world shall end.” So wrote a scribe. This is the art history of Rome throughout its ages: ancient, Renaissance, and Baroque. From palaces of the Caesars to masterpieces of Michelangelo, it’s an in-depth look.
Classes meet via Zoom March 19 – May 21, Fridays 3:00 – 5:00 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

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DRAWING/SKETCHING

 

SA32 Beginning Drawing
Carolyn Fee, instructor

You’ll learn concepts and techniques fundamental to drawing. Each week a new idea or technique will be introduced and integrated. This class is structured so that you can assimilate, at a comfortable pace, that which is relevant to personal self-expression and goals. Course supply list: Drawing Materials

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
Beginner students
March 17 – May 19, 2021
Wednesdays at 3 – 5 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

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SA31 Intermediate Drawing
Carolyn Fee, instructor

We’ll be drawing from life. Students will set up their weekly still life(s) comprised of a subject matter relevant to each lesson. The objects will be easily accessed; a variety of everyday produce such as tomatoes, apples and lemons; kitchen items such as cups, bowls, bottles, spoons; leaves and flowers found in the garden; a bouquet from the market; and house plants. Assimilation will occur naturally, and over time, as we progress thru the course subject matter. As we increase our comprehension of the process and skills, we’ll work with increasingly complex subject matter. We will close each class with a supportive group critique, and shared reflections and questions. Watch an art tutorial from instructor Carolyn Fee here. Course supply list: Drawing Materials

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
March 16 – May 18, 2021
Tuesdays at 3 – 5 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

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SA25 Drawing the Face
Carolyn Fee, instructor
Our focus will be upon study of the aspects of each feature of the face and pertinent anatomical structure, essential to effective drawing of the subject. We’ll engage in drawing processes and techniques foundational to rendering form, and subtleties of expression. Students will gain a basic comprehension of facial anatomy. They’ll learn basic techniques for the drawing the face from the frontal, three-quarter, and profile views. Students will understand the importance of nuance when creating expressive drawings. Drawing Materials
Classes meet via Zoom March 18 – May 20, Thursdays 3:00 – 5:00 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

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SA03 Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing
Edmund Cortez, instructor
This five-week class will introduce students to the basics of colored pencil drawing. Beginning with the basics of applying the pigment to the paper, the class will quickly move on to blending colors, shading, and creating texture, with the goal of creating vibrant pictures that have a painterly look to them. Students will also learn how to look at and describe what they see in order to facilitate the drawing process. Each class will include a guided drawing session that illustrates that session’s principles and practices. In addition to the four drawings each student will do during the first four classes, the last class will be devoted to drawing a picture of the students’ choosing. Colored Pencil Painting materials
Classes meet via Zoom March 15 – April 12, Mondays 3:00 – 5:00 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

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SA04 Techniques in Colored Pencil
Edmund Cortez, instructor
This five-week class will introduce students to alternate ways of achieving the effects of texture, depth, hard and metal surfaces, and glass with colored pencils. Painterly techniques using colored pencils will be explored and applied to guided weekly exercises. The importance of tone, value, and line as they are created with colored pencil will be explained and demonstrated. The last two classes will be dedicated to drawing, with the instructor’s guidance, a picture of the student’s choice and then using the colored pencil techniques learned during the previous classes to create a colored pencil painting. Colored Pencil Painting materials
Classes meet via Zoom April 19 – May 17, Mondays 3:00 – 5:00 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

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SA19 Paint Your Pet in Colored Pencil
Edmund Cortez, instructor
This class is designed for artists of all levels to create an accurate and realistic colored pencil painting of their favorite pet. During each class, some basic element of colored pencil drawing will be explained and illustrated, followed by a guided drawing exercise in which students will draw a part of a pet (e.g., a dog’s or cat’s eye, mouth, fur, and paw). During the last two classes, students will be guided in drawing and ‘painting’ their pet in colored pencil. Experienced and intermediate artists will have the opportunity to draw the outline of the body themselves before applying the colored pencil techniques they have learned in class. The instructor will draw the pets’ outlines for less experienced artists, who will then use the colored pencil techniques learned in class to finish their pets’ portraits. Colored Pencil Painting materials
Classes meet via Zoom March 17 – April 14, Wednesdays 3:00 – 5:00 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

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Artist Practice: Sketchbooks
Morgan Kuster, instructor
The goal of this five-week course is for students, from the new-to-art crew to the creatively blocked, to cultivate their personal artistic practice using one of the most basic of tools: a sketchbook. Each week students will complete creative challenges, explore new prompts, and gain technical skills, alongside an artist practice assignment that will challenge students to think critically about the artwork they are making as well as help improve visual representation and artful thinking skills. At the end of this course, students will have strengthened and developed their technical skills, learned strategies to push through artist’s block, advance their creative habits, and an eye to draw inspiration from unexpected sources. Sketchbook Course Materials

 

SA23 Classes meet via Zoom March 18 – April 15, Thursdays 12:30 – 2:30 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

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SA24 Classes meet via Zoom April 22 – May 20, Thursdays 12:30 – 2:30 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

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Painting

 

Acrylic Painting: The Basics and More
Christine Thomas, instructor
Learn the fundamentals of color mixing, brush handling, underpainting, layering, and layout. Also, learn how to easily transfer an image to canvas. Enjoy the versatility of acrylics with easy clean up and dry times. Embrace creativity and explore the endless acrylic options. Thomas Acrylic Mats

 

SA07 Classes meet via Zoom March 16 – April 13, Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:30 am
$115 (Museum members $90)

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SA08 Classes meet via Zoom April 20 – May 18, Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:30 am
$115 (Museum members $90)

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SA17 Painting Studio and More
Christine Thomas, instructor
Join a friendly group of artists who work independently while sharing with each other. The instructor provides suggestions and demonstrations. This studio class is open to these 2-D mediums: acrylics, oils, mixed media, watercolor and drawing. Increase your skills and enjoyment here. Students should show a progression in their skills in their preferred medium. They should have increased their knowledge of how to use lights and darks, color and composition as well as handling their medium. Please bring your preferred materials to class.

 

SA17 Classes meet via Zoom, March 17 – April 14, Wednesdays 12:30 – 2:30 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

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SA18 Classes meet via Zoom, April 21 – May 19, Wednesdays 12:30 – 2:30 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

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TAPESTRY

 

SA29 Tapestry 101
Morgan Kuster, instructor
This course introduces how to create a variety of weavings using a tapestry loom. Basic weaving techniques will lay a foundation for experimentation and exploring other weave structures. Get ready to experiment with unusual weaving materials and methods. From beginners to more experienced weavers, everyone will leave with a new skill.
Each class session, students will share their work from the previous day, discuss works by fiber artists and weavers, both historical and contemporary, as well as explore new weaving techniques and practice creative expression. Tapestry Supply List
Classes meet via Zoom April 23 – May 21, Fridays 12:30 – 2:30 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

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